ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Orthodox Church said it expects that by June 26 more than 3 million people will have signed its petition asking the government to reverse its decision to stop recording religion on state identity cards.
That amounts to more than a fourth of the national population, though some signers could be Greeks living abroad.
Last year, the government promised to remove the religion entry from mandatory state-issued ID cards, saying this violated personal privacy. The church says the government seeks to undermine religion's role. The government insists it won't reverse policy.
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